Brown's Concrete was originally established in Sudbury, Ontario in 1907 by David L. Brown (aka "The Cement King"). Mr. Brown was the first manufacturer of concrete products in the Sudbury area. The concrete was mixed by hand and poured into wooden molds to cast the blocks. After removing the mold, the blocks were left in place to cure; water spraying was done to ensure the concrete would not dry out during curing.
In 1958, Johannes Herold and Taisto Eilomaa acquired the company which was then located on Long Lake Road. At the time, the company used a small automated machine to cast the blocks; however, once cast, the blocks still had to be moved by hand. Due the intense labour involved, production was limited to 800 blocks per day.
Three generations of the Herold family are now involved in operating Brown's Concrete today. Together with our dedicated staff, we look forward to continuing to provide professional advice and the highest quality products to our valued customers.
Milestones in the Evolution of Brown's Concrete
Curing concrete blocks in the yard (circa 1910)
Johannnes Herold presents the new
automated block machine (1961)
Upgraded to a fully automated block machine. Production increased to 5000 blocks per day.
Relocated to the present location on Highway 69 South to allow for increased production and storage.
Manufactured the first metric sized block in Canada.
Became one of the first manufacturers of concrete pavers in North America.
Started manufacturing segmental retaining wall systems.
Awarded Business of the Year by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce.
Introduced the AquaPave Permeable Paving System to Ontario.
Started manufacturing the Rosetta by Brown's line, with distribution rights throughout Ontario.
At Brown's Concrete we take quality seriously, both as a basic requirement and as a matter of pride. Independent testing laboratories select random samples of our products to ensure that each test is indicative of standard production runs. Every Brown's Concrete product comes with an assurance of quality as strong as the product itself.
Our Standard Warranty
Brown's Concrete provides a lifetime guarantee to the original purchaser on the structural integrity of its products used in residential applications. If the material installed on the owner's property, using our recommended guidelines, proves to be defective the product will be replaced without cost. Colour matching and the occurrence of efflorescence cannot be guaranteed. This Warranty does not cover damage resulting from sub-grade settlement or movement, contact with chemicals or paint, discolouration due to airborne contamination, staining, oxidation or improper sealing. Removal and replacement labour, and transportation costs, are not included. This Warranty is not transferable and proof of purchase is required.